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Health points




Attack strength

Easy: 2♥
Normal: 2♥
Hard: 3♥♥

Hitbox size

Height: 0.3 Blocks
Width: 0.4 Blocks


5% chance when an ender pearl lands

Endermites are small hostile mobs that may spawn when the player throws an ender pearl.


Endermites have a 5% chance to spawn when an ender pearl lands when thrown by a player. The endermite spawns where the player threw the pearl, not where the pearl lands.


Endermites drop 3 when killed by a player or tamed wolf.


Endermites attack players (and iron golems[Bedrock Edition only]) within 16 blocks of them. If a mob attacks an endermite, any endermites in the area become hostile toward that mob. They can attack endermen when spawned with a spawn egg.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Endermites despawn within 2 minutes, regardless of the player's distance from the endermite, except for when they have been named with a name tag.

Endermites emit particles around them, the same particles as endermen, ender chests and nether portals.

Due to being arthropods, they are affected by the Bane of Arthropods enchantment.

Endermites, along with Silverfish, are not all too dangerous, but are considered a nuisance at best because they can be difficult to hit, due to their small hitbox, quick movement speed, and oftentimes unpredicatble movement patterns. Endermites pose almost no threat, as even a totally unarmoured player is safe from one, as they do minimal attack damage, and can be outran or punched to death easily. Endermites currently have basically zero use, outside of Enderman farms. Aside from that, they could be called "useless", as they have no meaningful drops, and they are so rare that most players don't even know they exist. However, due to how weak and small they are, an Endermite (and by extension, Silverfish) could potentially be kept as a pet, provided it is kept in an enclosed area, and named with a nametag, or else it will despawn.


Endermen attempt to kill endermites that spawn from ender pearls, or endermites that are spawned from spawn eggs.‌[Bedrock Edition only] In Java Edition 1.17, Endermen attack all endermites [1]

Endermen can target an endermite from up to 64 blocks away.


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Endermite scuttles??entity.endermite.ambientsubtitles.entity.endermite.ambient??16
Endermite dies??entity.endermite.deathsubtitles.entity.endermite.death??16
Endermite hurts??entity.endermite.hurtsubtitles.entity.endermite.hurt??16
Footsteps?Unused sound evententity.endermite.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footstepsNoneNoneNone

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDEntity tags (JE)Translation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key

Entity data[edit]

See also: Chunk format

Endermites have entity data associated with them that contains various properties.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all mobs
    •  Lifetime: How long the endermite has existed in ticks. Disappears when this reaches around 2400.
    •  PlayerSpawned: 1 or 0 (true/false) - if true, Endermen will attack the endermite.


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs


Java Edition
1.814w11aEndermite Revision 1.png Added endermites.
Endermen are hostile to endermites.
Endermites have a 15% chance of spawning when an enderman teleports (with that chance decreasing by 1 percentage point per endermite spawn) and a 5% chance to spawn when a player uses an ender pearl.
Endermites have a texture of a purple silverfish.
14w11bEndermites no longer despawn when named with a name tag.
14w17aEndermite Revision 2.png Endermites now have a unique model.
Endermen are no longer hostile to non-pearl-spawned endermites.
14w28aEndermites no longer spawn from endermen.
1.1116w32aThe endermite's entity ID has been changed from Endermite to endermite.
1.15Pre-Release 3Endermites no longer suffocate in soul sand.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha Revision 2.png Added endermites.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Endermite Revision 2.png Added endermites.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Endermite Revision 2.png Added endermites.


Issues relating to "Endermite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Endermites are the smallest hostile mobs in Minecraft.

See also[edit]


  1. MC-53518 – resolved as "Fixed"